Happy Monday! How is your day going so far? Have you been up since 5 a.m. drinking black coffee and eating half a banana and some nuts? If not, then you are not as good at life as Jake Gyllenhaal.
KidzWorld ran an interview over the weekend that ran all over the damn internet...but if you scroll to the bottom, they added a little something extra from Simon Waterson. Simon is a "fitness expert" who worked with some guy named Jake to get him ready for some movie called Prince of Persia. Simon's goal (in the words of KidzWorld) was to "transform [Jake's] lean and lithe body into that of a muscle-bound warrior."
You can read the article for Jake's full regimen (beware of serenading Bieber rip-offs), but here are some of the highlights:
5:00 a.m. - Jake gets up and eats aforementioned nuts and half a banana whilst chugging black coffee. Simon then forces him to run around in the sand with weights on his back like a racehorse, which is his warm-up for the next hour of cardio.
7:30 a.m. - Jake is finally allowed to eat breakfast, which comes in the form of an egg white omelet, rye toast, and half of a protein shake with various berries. Simon helpfully adds that it is at this stage of the day when Jake takes a shower.
Sometime After He Showers - Jake goes to the set and starts his actual work for the day.
10:00 a.m - Jake is given a snack for being a good boy. If he's a really good boy, that snack is nuts and dark chocolate.
Midday - Light Popeye-inspired lunch (and by "Popeye" I mean lots of spinach, not fried chicken).
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - More snacks while he works. (Much like a newborn, Jake has to eat every 2 hours.) At this point in the day, it's all celery and hummus.
6:00 p.m. - After work, he has an hour of circuit-based training, wherein he is forced to carry heavy weights so as to build up all of those muscles that were covered up for most of the movie.
7:30 p.m. - Jake gets a half-hour deep-tissue massage and then, if he's really lucky, a bowl of soup.
9:00 p.m. - Jake goes to bed so he can wake up and do it all again the next day.
And that is how Jake Gyllenhaal came to be physically objectified by Walt Disney.
Every year, I train for (and run) a half-marathon in December. And every year, I say I'm going to do stomach crunches on the days I don't run.
I never do it...
Also, here is a coupon for $8 off your Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack that you will be purchasing tomorrow! Basically all I do these days, all of the time, is promote this damned movie which, to be honest, I don't have the disposable income to buy right now. (I'll let you know when Disney returns the favor and starts pimping my book.)