Do nothing to the Jeep. Just go and keep an eye out for tips, suggestions and what works in your environs.
No need to go out right away buying 35" rubber, 4" lift and giant chrome wheels.
Personally, I know that the Sahara comes stock with front & rear recovery points so, no need to buy anything there. Second of all, they also have those 18" Duelers? Those can be aired down to 18-25lb.
Since you have an X / Sport, having elementary & basic recovery gear is sufficient for now.
So, if anything; buy some decent latch-down straps to secure your cooler, toolboxes & gear etc. Buy a decent snatch rope if you get stuck (you probably will), buy a decent CB (I use the Cobra 75) because it's nice to know what's going on once you get into the sticks and you can't see.
Ask questions and certainly ask for help and advise from guys who are veterans and know their stuff and not
the "yeehaw, extreeeeme!!!" jackwads. Those guys will get you into their
trouble. (do a few Jeep events and you'll locate those dudes right away. Typically ending in crushed axles, roll overs, late night dark recovery operations, beer fights, drunk girlfriends blah blah.
) Be safe, Tread Lightly and be a steward of the trail.
Speaking of that: Buy a litter kit & a spill kit. Clean up beer cans/bottles and trash from the woods. We all have to be better stewards of the forest or these "enlightened know-it-all nannies" will take our forest usage away.
Just go out there. You will realize that your stock Sport Jeep (especially if a guy has a Sahara with 3:73 gears and Trak-Loc) is more capable that you are.