WESTON (CBSMiami) – From dancing to lifting weights, Mrs. Con Mac is a dedicated member at the YMCA family center in Weston. She comes in seven days a week to exercise at her Silver Sneakers cardio class along with her daughter. And Thursday at The Y was not just any day—she celebrated 104 years of life.
“I think she’s a wonderful, wonderful image to follow. We’re so proud of her,” said her friend, Judi Greenburg.
Con Mac came to the United States in 1975 from Vietnam. As a widow, she was forced to raise her two children on her own. She says making her family happy is what’s helped her stay healthy and live longer.
Her daughter, Bich-De Lu, says Con Mac lives longer because she knows how to relax and have time to watch the moon.
With nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, she always pushes that education comes first.
Now, five of her grandchildren are doctors and one is a pharmacist. Her grandchildren say she has been an inspiration throughout their lives.
“She is just an amazing woman. I can’t believe that she is turning 104 and I just think that she’s probably the most amazing people I know,” said her great-granddaughter, Kristy Nguyen.
Mrs. Con Mac, who is a strict vegetarian, loves to cook. And her favorite dish to prepare? Egg rolls. But her favorite part of the day, apart from exercising, is to meditate and to pray—a lesson she taught her children.
The City of Weston on Thursday also honored Con Mac with a proclamation.
She said her secret to living up to 104-years-old, is to exercise, eat clean, and pray every day.