Preparation never quits! I have always believed that if you continue to prepare yourself for success and strive for excellence, victory will prevail. Whether or not I am hunting, fishing , lifting weights,or competing, nutrition is what drives how well I will perform. I expect to perform my best and lead by example so that you can live and learn through my experience to be successful as well. After booking our trip to South Africa’s Bushmen Safaris, I immediately was concerned about what type of food would be provided for me throughout my stay. I must be on my toes at all times to do the right thing and make ethical shots on Africa’s majestic plains game.
It may sound extreme, but I sent both Mette, Bushmen’s Top Chef, and Shannon, Bushmen’s Professional Hunter, a list of exactly what I consume on a daily basis. Since they are six hours ahead of us, our communication has been done via e-mail. They have never had a client request such a detailed regimen on what, how much, or how often to eat. I cannot express how thankful I am for their accommodations to ensure that my stay with Bushmen will be a great and successful one. Nutrition is one of the most important aspects that will make or break my hunts. The outdoors is my life, it’s what I do, and the success of harvesting animals from the wild, is what I consume. I was very pleased to find out the majority of the meat provided was WILD GAME! It can’t get any greener than that. There are no hormones, antibiotics, or steroids pumped through their bodies which is what’s in domesticated animals such as beef, cattle, poultry, and fish that is purchased throughout grocery stores across the world. I can’t wait to taste Africa’s wild game and more importantly, game that I will harvest while I am there.
Our travels just to get to Bushmen Safaris will be comprised of twenty two hours in the air and another four and half hour car ride to our final destination. During this venture, I can’t and will not set myself up to fail. In my carry on, I will have may protein powder, raw walnuts, and homemade venison jerky. I am not sure of the meals that will be provided for us on the plane so I must prepare myself for success and not rely on the airline’s food arrangements. I live by a phrase called The 6 P’s: Prior proper preparation prevents poor performance.
Just because I am on a hunt does not mean that I don’t continue my training regimen. I have already spoken with Shannon and he has dumbbell weights up to 55 lbs. I will also pack my resistance bands and a jump rope with my luggage. There are no excuses for not getting in your workouts.I will not let up, I have come too far! Who knows, we might see footage of Shannon carrying out a cape buffalo on his shoulders.
Stay tuned as I continue to prepare for success to conquer a dream, a dream of victory and memories that will be embedded in my mind! Hunt Strong, Train To Hunt!