I've been prepping for spring break for a few months now and gaining tons of muscle in my legs, arms, and torso but that isn't really my main goal. What I really wanted to do was just get skinnier, and I don't know how to fix my diet/exercise routine to help with this. Any suggestions?
Try to go for steady state cardio. Jogging or biking for example. At least 4 days a week, at least 40 mins.
Go for weights before these cardio sessions, light to moderate weight, 25 to 30 reps, 3 sets. This will make the muscles tighten wile not bulking up. Go for the biggest muscles on your body, which is legs and bum mainly.
When done with weights (muscles should feel sore) you should have emptied your sugar depots in your body. NOW hit the cardio. Body will start burning fat pretty fast.
Also check your intake: are you burning more than you consume? Remember that 1kcals of fat equals 7000 kcals to be burnt and that 1 hour of tough cardio will burn around 600 kcals. See that it will take some time...
Your liver stores energy, which your body uses before it starts to use the fat, so you should not eat something before running.