Mike on Friday, October 13, 2006 in Phenix City,
Alabama. Divine Day!
This is a new routine that I create with an unused
bridge off the main trail. You can see the leaves which indicates not much
travel. Here I am stretching my body about 50 inches across these two
handrails. My arms caught the most pain. After a few times I was able to
go across the bridge twice at a time. I attempted to do with one arm
but immediately realized "not" yet.
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workouts in The Swamp
Sit-ups on a park bench
Really nice workout here walking with legs split across
this wood bridge. Causing immediate pain to some dormant muscles. I
created this routine on October 28, 2006
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Picture of Mayor Mike Sawyer (second from right) receiving grant check
from Governor Guy Hunt (third from right) of Alabama. Taken about 1987. Mike
Sawyer was a total vegetarian at this time.
Mike Sawyer jumping rope on November 18, 2006-- Iron Bowl Day for the
Auburn vs. Alabama football game
See more jump roping
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Mary with her new jump rope
Mike Sawyer on a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon near
November 5, 2006
Mike has only one time duck walked this estimated 270
feet bridge without getting up from the squatted position.
This is the most painful exercise to get started Mike has ever done.
The first time across the bridge requires Mike to get up about six times.
The second time from three to four times.
The third trip requires only 2 to 1 time.
The fourth time Mike duck walks this bridge backwards.
Please click here to see what some Army National
Guard soldiers say about how much they hate to duck walk.
(one is an 18-year-old)
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Mike and Chipper in mid-December 2005. Chipper has a
Mike Sawyer on trail March 14, 2006
September 15, 2006
The Tucson Citizen newspaper
June 26, 2006
Encountering two types of dogs
For those who design and construct public trails for fitness, please
consider a trail for friendly dogs and a separate trail for unfriendly
I base this suggestion on my attempt to stay "firm not fat" at age 53,
while trail biking, walking, jogging, running, rollerblading, and
wheelchairing on public trails.
Mike Sawyer up the creek on September 14, 2006
Mike Sawyer in Lexington, Kentucky December 2004
age 52 weight 185 Levi's 31'x32'
The Yuma Sun Newspaper
June 21, 2006
Two different kinds
of public trails needed
For those who design and construct public trails for fitness please
1. A trail for friendly dogs.
2. A trail for unfriendly dogs.
This is based on my attempt to stay “firm not fat,” at age 53, while trail
biking, walking, jogging, running, rollerblading and wheelchairing on
(should be Birmingham)
Chipper getting towed due to his cut paw: See
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Mike Sawyer March 16, 2006
Beat the heat on a hot June afternoon in Alabama
Mike gets quick spot from Matt and Justin on the trail
About 300 lb. of weight in buggy
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June 5, 2006 help
Mike on July 21, 2006
I enjoyed seeing you again.. Your exercise effort and dedication
to your project is inspiring ..
Dr. Chuck Chrencik
December 7, 2005
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happens when bored on the trail
Please send your existing weight to Mike Sawyer for him
to post on a table to help record your upcoming weight loss:
Walker cost $1.99 at thrift store
A rainy day in Montgomery, AL
October 7, 2005
Mike Sawyer and Mike Mobley
Mike Mobley employed by Eastdale Mall, Montgomery, AL recognized Mike
Sawyer from walking steps in the Galleria Mall in Birmingham with
dumbbells last winter.
Vegetarian breakfast by Mike Sawyer
Mike Sawyer consumes about 5-6 lbs. of peanuts weekly. Remember peanuts
have no cholesterol.
October 10, 2005
Mike Sawyer pushes over 250 lb. in grocery buggy for over 8 miles in
Birmingham, Alabama while rollerblading.
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Shannon and "Fitness Buggy"
"Fitness can inspire or intimidate
others," Mike Sawyer
Thanks to Thomas for allowing Mike to pull cart on trail
See more neck workouts
Terri and Toni on the trail in Birmingham, Alabama
example of personal accountability weight table
Mike Sawyer took a career placement test at Auburn
University in 1970, and the test indicated
his personality should consider (1.) Ministry (2.) Health
Sawyer's political platform was Health Consciousness for the top
office in Dale County back in 1988.
Sawyer received his Master of Divinity degree in 1992
Sawyer created the world's first health promoting kid's baseball
team/league name in Kentucky in 1998 with the name
Rush Limbaugh on his National Commentary blasted Mike Sawyer and The
Smoking Kills Baseball teams of Kentucky in July of 1998, and Rush chose to
replay this on the first Monday of 1999. Sawyer was able to record a copy
of this National Commentary from WLW-AM 700 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Mike on September 9, 2006
May 26, 2007
Hear Rush Limbaugh on Mike Sawyer
Rush Part One
Rush Part Two
Jay Leno joked about Mike Sawyer and the SMOKING KILLS team name on his
Tonight Show in 1998.
Paul Harvey reported about SMOKING KILLS team names on his National Radio News Program.
Smoking out the real Rush [Mulshine]
Newark Star Ledger ^ | 10/12/03 | Paul Mulshine
Thanks to Leslie a graduate student at University of Miami, Florida for
taking this picture!
5" 11" 185 lb.
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Over 250 lbs. in grocery cart
Fall in Alabama
Topic: Rush's Morning Updates
Rush's Morning Update, Wednesday 7/8/1998
KFI AM640 Los Angeles
7/8/98 Rush Limbaugh
Hey, here's something for you diehard
baseball fans to chew on: a new twist on little league play out of Kentucky. Two
teams -- one for 11-year-olds, the other for 12-year-olds -- both have the same
unusual name: Smoking Kills. That's right, the anti-smoking hysteria has now
reached a point where little league teams are wearing uniforms with the team
name Smoking Kills. If it were me, I would be more than a little embarrassed to
see my kid being used like this as an ideological pawn, but Mike Sawyer who
organized the teams and registered them in the Amateur Athletic Union tourneys
defends the name as a creative way to fight youth smoking.
I can imagine the emotional response this will generate among those of you
who agree -- who feel -- that this is a good way to drive the point home. But
what's the old saying? If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Why should a bunch of
holier-than-thou Liberals get away with this stuff uncontested? I think the
Smoking Kills team should face teams with creative, ideological names, too. It
would be great competition. Some team ought to name themselves Tax Increases
Suck in honor of the big tobacco bill that failed. Or here's one that would
really fly: Freedom Rules. Wouldn't you like to see your kid wearing that
uniform in a game he was playing? Smoking Kills vs. Freedom Rules. Smoking Kills
vs. Tax Increases Suck. Ha! There's no question in my mind as to whose butts
would get kicked.
Listen to Rush's Morning Update every weekday at 7:56AM
(Mike Sawyer recorded an audio copy of this National Commentary by Rush on
the first Monday of 1999, as Rush chose to re-air. This audio copy came off WLW
700AM in Cincinnati, Ohio)
See "Smoking Out the Real Rush"
Sawyer has over 50 web domains that promote health
Please contact Mike Sawyer about bringing his health message to your
church, organization, school, hospital, or company.
Email Mike at FirmNotFat@aol.com or call 859-229-5958Smoking and Alcohol
Mike Sawyer (left) and US Congressman Bill Schuette in Midland,
Michigan in 1988
Go out into the
world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new
light in the hearts of people.