Some men prefer to live life on the edge. While most of us choose to play by the rules—spending our days toiling away at our cubicles and office jobs—adrenaline junkies are out in the world sky-diving, bungee-jumping, and scaling mountain peaks. And while men and women have cheated death for centuries to prove their vitality, this week news broke of a man willing to truly put himself on the line for what he believes in. Allow us to introduce Devin Cunningham.
Cunningham, a self-professed fitness buff, decided to eat Chipotle for an entire year to prove that people can chow down on what they love and still stay in shape.
"A lot of people try fad/crash diets like a no/low carbs diets that does not work and then get discouraged very quickly," he wrote on his Facebook. "I want to show people that they can be fit while still enjoying the food they love. When you enjoy what you eat on your 'diet,' and you do it in moderation, it is that much easier to achieve your fitness goals."
While Cunningham is currently on day 315 right now—and by all accounts appears to still be alive—he faced one small obstacle on his journey. Over the course of the past year, Chipotle has been dealing with a series of E. Coli outbreaks, and a number of the restaurant's locations near Cunningham in Washington were forced to close. Though Cunningham admits to panicking at first, he ultimately stayed calm and found a solution, literally driving to Canada on multiple occasions to make good on his promise.
"I woke up that morning when they all closed and had notifications, texts and missed calls from friends saying they were closing in Portland too," Cunningham told Q13 Fox. "I got seven burritos and brought them back. I froze them and heated them up in my microwave oven for the next few days."
Cunningham has not contracted E. coli yet—nor any other food borne illness, for that matter—and is miraculously still in love with eating Chipotle.
"They have enough variety that I am able to switch up my meals enough to not get sick of it," he said.
[via Grub Street]