Laura: Well, naturally I was 117 pounds. Within three months of delivering my first child, I was back to my natural size. As I’ve had more and more children the weight stayed on. I had to change my mind first. I had to make up my mind that I wanted to lose weight, but I still ate like I was pregnant. Once I finally made up my mind, I took those goals and I ran with them. I am an athlete. I play basketball and trained at every level. I had to learn to work out with my children. I changed my diet. I changed who I was and it just came off. You really have to change your mind and attitude and everything else will follow. I enjoy working out.
UPTOWN: What’s next for Laura? Any plans beyond Basketball Wives LA?
Laura: I came on the show with no agenda. Right now, I am working on a DVD for my weight loss, children’s books and a clothing line for after pregnancy. I am a mother first, and I got a head coaching job and I couldn’t take it because I had just got pregnant again. Basketball somewhere and coaching is in my future.
UPTOWN: Where do you stand with the other cast members?
Laura: Last year was last year. Did I get to know them 100 percent? Absolutely not. There are some that I am close with – I have no intentions of going into it, not talking to anyone. I will keep my guard up. I don’t have any quarrels with anyone. I am good with everybody.
UPTOWN: When does Basketball Wives LA start filming?
Laura: We are starting to film this month. It is kind of soon, but there will be a summer release.