Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg took to Instagram to show off his buffer-than-ever body, explaining that it’s the result of a strict diet and workout plan for six months.
Mark Wahlberg devoted six months of his time to sheer hard work and his body is now showing some amazing results. The 48-year-old actor took to Instagram to show off his buffer-than-ever body, explaining that it’s the result of a strict diet and workout plan, according to People.
“Six months of Performance Inspired Nutrition, Aquahydrate, and F45 training!! Clean eating. Inspired to be better, team training/life-changing,” he wrote on Thursday. Wahlberg is an investor in F45 fitness, a program that originally started off in Australia but it now has several branches all over the world. The “F” stands for functional training, and the classes are all 45 minutes long, with full-body exercises like squatting, jumping, pushing and kicking.
Teri Hatcher is also known to be a fan of the F45 program. She recently finished an 8-week challenge with the program. The actress took unretouched photos of herself in a bikini to finish out the challenge, and decided to share them on Instagram just after her 55th birthday “to be vulnerable.”
Hatcher said that she decided to give F45 a try, along with an anti-inflammatory diet, “not to lose weight but to be healthy and feel better and to lift weights and get stronger.”
Wahlberg also made some changes to his diet during his six-month program, and he chose to use Performance Inspired Nutrition, which he co-founded, for all of his protein powders and bars. The actor first showed off his F45 progress in August, after a 45-day challenge. Wahlberg has always been into fitness but he admitted in 2017 that he has taken it down a notch to protect his body. However, he does often get involved with some physical activity.
“I don’t play basketball anymore because I don’t want to roll an ankle and miss a movie or screw up my golf game,” he previously told Men’s Health. “I’m doing [the Versaclimber, a machine similar to a stairclimber] twice a day and jumping rope. If I wake up at 3:30, I can go to the golf course at 6:30, be done by 8:30, and then be home and then do the rest of my stuff: work with a physiotherapist, get treatment, hit the cryo chamber.”
The star’s determination — both for his fitness and his career — comes from a strong work ethic, according to People. “The only way to be the best is to keep working like you got nothing,” Wahlberg says. “Keep getting after it, and be more and more aggressive, more and more focused every day. I don’t know. I have more drive and desire now than I ever have.” This is proof that if you set your mind on something, nothing is impossible.