[dropcap]A[/dropcap] Toledo, Ohio man is on track to break a record in consecutive days to eat Chipotle. Bruce Wayne has eaten at the fast food chain every day for 369 consecutive days, and he's challenged himself to beat the current known record of 425 days. Once he hits that, he has no plans of stopping. What could possibly motivate him to eat so much Chipotle?
How did it start? Wayne found that Chipotle is in line with his personal weight-loss goals. In an attempt to lose weight and gain more lean muscle mass, this "superhero" wanted to eat more sustainably raised, organic foods. Chipotle's corporate policies fell in line with the Ohio resident's goals. In addition to eating healthier, Wayne claims he has saved hundreds in grocery bills over the past year by eating at the restaurant.
Bruce Wayne, Chipotle Fan
With each day, the question of why I?m doing the Chipotle ?challenge? keeps getting asked. Here are a few ?why?s...? 1. Diet - this is my number one reason! Several years ago, (and not related to any health problem) I began to explore organic options for my diet. At first, the taste didn?t agree with me. As time went on; I payed attention to HOW I felt. What I noticed was, I felt SO much better than eating the non-organic equivalent. From there, a lifestyle was born. While my eating isn?t strictly organic, how often I eat such things has increased over the years. 2. Exercise - My exercise routine can best be described as; mild. This is a very real part of the journey for me! Every. Single. Day - I realize I will do more in the area of physical fitness. 3. Personal Growth - Each day I?m learning what areas of my life are deserving of my energy and; what areas are not. Far to often, we as humans find it easy to criticize ?WHY? someone is doing something. (especially in regards to self discovery/growth) Instead, why don?t we offer positive support and enable someone to flourish; instead of tearing them down. 4. Competition - When you take the above reasons, then sprinkle in a dash of my competitive side; a streak is born. It?s easy to assume, the ONLY reason I?m doing this is to break a record. As with ANY social media outlet, you only get as much of the story as a person is willing to share; I aim to give you more as the days go on. 5. Health - last but, not least... When I started this, I weighed 223lbs. Currently, I weigh 210lbs. (No, I don?t have a picture to prove my starting weight) For my height and weight, I believe ?they? say I?m considered obese. What ?they? fail to realize is, my shine will NEVER be less because of my weight, EVER. Much love, ~Bruce
The fast food chain seems to inspire this kind of commitment. Earlier this year, a 25-year old Bellvue resident, David Cunningham, committed to eating Chipotle every day for a year to meet his health goals. He even went so far as to drive up to Canada when his local Chipotle was closed, stocking up on two weeks of burritos (which he froze to keep fresh).
Cunningham was inspired by another man from California who ate Chipotle for 186 days straight, and he knew he could go further. Cunningham found that eating at Chipotle fit his macros diet and he lost a significant amount of weight (and gained his 6-pack abs in the process).
Here's the latest Chipotle breakdown: 210 days: 5-28-17 213 days: 5-31-17 240 days: 6-27-17 270 days: 7-27-17 300 days: 8-26-17 330 days: 9-25-17 360 days: 10-25-17 365 days: 10-30-17 390 days: 11-24-17 400 days: 12-4-17 420 days: 12-24-17 425 days: 12-29-17 Every day after 425 is a record unto itself. Thank you for following me on this journey. Stay tuned... ?
Bruce Wayne (aka Mr. Wayne the Bat) dressed up as Batman on the first day he ate at Chipotle, Halloween of 2016. While he's not eating at Chipotle, Wayne takes care of intellectually challenged adults and makes charitable appearances as his namesake, "Batman."
Check out Bruce Wayne's Instagram account to monitor his progress and cheer him on as he goes for the world record. If he keeps going, we will all see the comic book hero's namesake break the record on December 30th, 2017.