It doesn’t matter what job it is. If there’s something that needs to be done, he does it to the best of his ability. He genuinely takes pride in his work and wants to do a good job.
Honestly, his work ethic tends to blow mine out of the water.
The downside to this work ethic, however, is it often means his work comes before anything else – including his health.
My goal this year has been to clean up my eating and get into a better exercise regimen so I can be healthier and more confident. I’ve done pretty well so far (yay!), but it made me realize how crappy my husband’s diet is. Yikes.
I mean, he actually enjoys vegetables, and he’ll eat pretty much whatever I make for dinner (even if it’s hours later), so pickiness isn’t an issue: the issue is time. He’s on the go all day long, and when he’s hungry, it’s a matter of finding the quickest thing he can – even if it’s not the healthiest.
And it’s not uncommon. That whole donut-eating-cop stereotype has a lot to do with police officers not really having time to sit and have a relaxed mealtime. They’re usually downing energy drinks and whatever food they can eat in a hurry before they’re needed again.
Plus, they’re stressed out – which means lots of comfort food 😉 Which I get.